Saturday, August 3, 2013

Getting Taller

I knew that there was a surge in urban growth going on at the moment. I lacked proper perspective though. Large buildings are coming online much faster than ever before:

Nearly 600 buildings of at least 200 meters—or about 60 stories high—are either under construction or in the planning stages. That would almost double the number that height within the next 10 years. Now only three skyscrapers are above 500 meters, or more than 1,600 feet. By 2020, there are expected to be 20 more.

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